‘Connective Anchors’ and Building Communities

Time: 15:05 - 15:25

Date: Wednesday 16 October


Towns and cities are essential seedbeds for social and technological innovation, and engines of economic growth. The majority of the world’s citizens now live in urban centres, creating opportunities for universities to share expertise, drive innovation, and spur economic development as urban leaders. Acting as ‘connective anchors’, universities are now coordinating both economic and social development at local, regional, and international level, connecting through strategic development and social networks.

This session will present examples of community, enterprise, and education partnerships that embrace those mutual benefits between cities and universities, thereby building new communities.


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